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Wow! USA Sweeps Morning Session

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If you’re new to our course, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!No one but the most ardent and intoxicated US fan ever imagined a clean sweep of all four foursomes matches. Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed led from the start and bettered the powerhouse Euro team of Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson 3 & 2. Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler battled back from 2 down deficits, twice, to pull out a 1 up win… Continue Reading

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Davis Love III: Ryder Cup Captain or Puppet

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From the looks of things at the Ryder Cup it appears that the inmates are running the asylum. Or in this case the Team Room. Phil Mickelson has been front and center all week, actually all year, showing just how involved he is with the planning of the Ryder Cup. And maybe he’s feeling a bit of the heat he created from the Tom Watson Takedown and then the Hal Sutton episode. But Captain Davis Love III needs to grab… Continue Reading

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Team Europe Wins the Run Up to the Cup

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How can the team that has won 8 of the last 10 Ryder Cups be cast as the underdog in this Cup? How can the team that has a 3 straight winning streak not be the favorite? How can the team that’s won 2 of the last 3 contests on foreign soil be touted to lose when they once again play in the USA? It beats me. But I need to come up with some explanation. The conventional wisdom looks… Continue Reading

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At This Ryder Cup….Let the Players Play

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The Ryder Cup was started by Samuel Ryder, a wealthy seed merchant with hopes of an exhibition that promoted the game of golf and the sportsmanship and camaraderie that goes along with it. I don’t think he would recognize it today. Since 1979 when all of Europe was added to the original Great Britain & Ireland Team the matches became competitive but the buildup and pressure surrounding the Ryder Cup has gone over the top. With the passing of Arnold… Continue Reading

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The King of Hearts

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Arnold Palmer’s death Sunday, at age 87, didn’t come as a total shock to me but it was hard blow, nonetheless. It might seem strange or inauthentic to claim that the passing of a celebrity figure whom you have never met can have a serious effect on a person. But millions of folks in the US and around the globe would refute that claim; indeed, they have done so through social media since the word of The King’s death was… Continue Reading

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Sports Illustrated Honors The King

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Sports Illustrated is putting The King on their cover this week.  It is the twelfth time Arnie has been on the cover. Long live The King. Behind every successful man is a good woman.  Arnie had his Winnie. The Big 3 at The Masters. Arnie and Jack before the 1965 Masters. As the 1961 Sportsman of the Year. Click here for all twelve covers.  

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Arnold Palmer, “The King” Dies at 87

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It’s darn near impossible to put into words what Arnold Palmer meant to golf. He’s the reason there is world wide tours and billions spent on golf. He’s the reason for the big money purses and the international popularity of the game. He’s the reason we can watch golf all year long and he’s the reason golf has grown into a major sports business. And yes, he’s the reason we can drink an “Arnold Palmer” and certainly he’s the reason… Continue Reading

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Westwood Starts Ryder Cup Smack Talk

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The Ryder Cup Smack Talk has started already. European Tour stalwart Lee Westwood who will be making his tenth consecutive team has taken a page from the Seve Book of gamesmanship. Westwood is quoted as saying that Tiger Woods may be a distraction for the American Team. “I don’t know what impact there will be from having Tiger around. They have always struggled to find a partner for Tiger that’s been successful. He could have an adverse effect in the… Continue Reading

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My Scotland Adventure…Royal Dornoch

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We continued our Scottish adventure on Tuesday with one of our most anticipated days of the trip: 36 holes at Royal Dornoch. The debates rage on over which is the best course in Scotland…and the world and Royal Dornoch is always in the mix. Some rate the Old Course as the best but the history of The Open and Old Tom has as much to do with that as the course itself. Royal Dornoch usually sits right behind the Old… Continue Reading

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